Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
1. We could randomly pick some small, barely read mindless blog and praise every post as being absolutely brilliant and revolutionary. This could be fun. Just go completely overboard with your rhetoric and praise and see what people do.
2. We could randomly pick some small, barely read mindless blog and mercilessly criticize every post. Actually, this might be better if we picked a good, kind hearted, sympathetic blog. Maybe a kid with cancer or something. Hey, if you're going to be the bad guy, you might as well go all the way.
3. We could just going around linking random blog posts and correcting grammar and grading the posts on a second grade reading class level.
4. We could wear funny hats while posting to the blog. It might not make it any more enjoyable for people to read, but it'll be more fun to write. Who doesn't like wearing a funny hat?
That's all I have for now. Post any more ideas in this thread.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Human-animal hybrid embryos conceived in the laboratory - so-called “chimeras” - should be regarded as human and their mothers should be allowed to give birth to them, the Roman Catholic Church said yesterday.
Sweet. It's good to know that the Pope is on board with my plans of creating a human-weasle hybrid army. Victory shall be mine!
That's right, strip clubs attract pedophiles now. And those crazy pedophiles are going to get all sexed up at these strip clubs and tattoo parlors, go over to the Giants Stadium parking lot and swipe children from their parents! I mean, where would a pedophile rather hang out than at adult only clubs? It makes perfect sense! So, to conclude this post, I am obviously the moron of the day, because I don't see the logic at all in Dan Benton's rant against strip clubs. I heard that these places attract terrorists, too! And communists! And any other boogey men that have tormented society over the past 50 years!
For starters, it’s going to mix two very different crowds. And when I say crowds, I don’t mean the parents who would both attend Jets/Giants games and then go home and perform some strange bondage ritual on their significant other. I mean the sick twisted pedophiles that most certainly exist and the young children who are being brought to their first Giants/Jets game. If this is allowed to happen, you can almost guarantee that the crime rate in that area will go up, kidnappings will go up and lord knows what other negative effects it will have.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
What schools fail to mention when you get full paid tuition is the other word.....fees! Based on this article linked above, I am paying close to 33% of the total semesterly costs stated....in fees!!! This seems like state schools are becoming more and more like businesses and less like state educational services. If that is the case, maybe the BBB or other fine agencies of the sort could have a field day with this kind of stuff. It's like misleading pricing scams that you hear about in retail stores. They tell you things like, "You are a great student. If you come here, we will pay all of your tuition." Then when you get there (after turning down other schools that may have less costs), they slip you a bill that resembles 33% (possibly over $1200/2 semesters) of the total cost to go to that school. Who wants to be associated with an organization that has to use shady tactics like this to get you there? I can also say from experience, that schools will not even mention the cost of fees unless you specifically know to do your homework and ask. Something needs to change! Either the services that help you find colleges (Barron's, Princeton Review, etc.) have to step up and scream that tuition is not the whole story for a college cost (and publish going fee rates), or the colleges need to be kicked in the wallet for misleading cost information (bad business). I think that this could be one reason that the US does not get enough students going to graduate school. Who wants to deal with getting nickel and dimed for 5-7 more years??? And don't even get me started on the itemized breakdown of these said fees....could be a whole other post!!
Germany has banned filming of Tom Cruise's new movie at its military bases because they object to the actor's Scientology religion. Scientology is not recognized as a church by the German government, who claim the controversial religion is a "money-making cult."
First of all, I absolutely agree that Scientology is a money-making cult, but what the German government is doing is making a martyr of sorts out of Tom Cruise. You can't ban the production of a film just because of the religion of one of the cast members. It is ridiculous. The film has nothing to do with Scientology, it is the story of a German colonel who plotted to kill Hitler during World War II. By singling out Tom Cruise because of his beliefs you are giving Scientology a powerful weapon. They now can legitimately play the persecution card and when you are persecuted for your religious beliefs you gain sympathy from all those who were persecuted before you. Besides, what religion can't be described as a money-making cult?
Now, I believe that Germany means well in this. They recognize Scientology is a danger, and it most definitely is. The religion was built to make money, accumulate power, and destroy anyone who questions them. For a good expose of the religion go here. But the best way to fight Scientology is not to ban it, or discriminate against it, it is to let it be known what the religion actually believes.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
--Some guy talking about comic books
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
I don't get to play for three days, and now they're 8 levels ahead of me, and yelling at me because I need to catch up. "You're the healer! We need you!" Fuckers. I'm not renewing my subscription at the end of this month.
"I seen the car go up. Then, like, the cable broke ... and I heard a lot of people screaming," Chris Stinnett, who was at a ride next to the Tower of Power, told CNN affiliate WDRB/WMYO-TV in Louisville.
"The cable went under the car -- and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people -- and I seen them bring their legs up," he said
Yup, he seen it.
After posting this, I decided to write a poem describing Mr. Stinnett's ordeal:
Alas, I seen the horror of the ride,
I seen innocence know not where to hide.
I seen the horror with these eyes of mine,
I seen my solace in a bottle of moonshine.
It's a good poem because it starts with "Alas". I learned that from Shakespeare.
This will be a good test run at blogging as I've been thinking about starting a work-related one. That one will contain science-related stuff that would probably only be of interest to a natural products chemist. And we all know how exciting science blogs are.
But here, this will be nonsense. Wackity schmackity doo!